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May 26, 2022
Two New Board Members Join CHFF

On 26 May 2022, we welcomed two exceptional new Board members to the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation team. Professor Caroline Homer AO and Greg Morris will bring a wealth of experience in maternal health and not-for-profit leadership to the Board. As we welcome these two new Board members, we sadly farewell Philippa Ellis, who has been Treasurer with […]

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May 19, 2022
International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2022

Monday 23rd May 2022 marks the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, the devastating injury caused during an obstructed labor, affecting tens of thousands of women in Ethiopia, who struggle to access maternal health care. 

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March 7, 2022
International Women's Day 2022: Break the bias on fistula

As part of International Women’s Day 2022, Hamlin is reflecting on the importance of breaking the bias that obstetric fistula patients face. We want to see a world free of stereotypes and discrimination. A world where access to equitable and holistic health care empowers women to determine their own futures. International Women's Day 2022 The […]

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February 24, 2022
No Longer Defined by Fistula: Mulu's story

For half of her life, a horrific childbirth injury defined Mulu. Obstetric fistula stole Mulu’s joy, confidence, and relationships for 17 years. Today, thanks to a diversion surgery at Hamlin’s Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, she is regaining her health, happiness, and sense of self. Four arduous days Mulu was born and raised in Benishangul-Gumuz, a […]

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February 17, 2022
From Heartbreak to Hope: Zemzem's journey

An obstetric fistula injury nearly cost Zemzem her life. For over a decade, she felt hopeless, ashamed and alone – until she underwent treatment at Hamlin’s Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital.  Rural and remote: Zemzem's life before fistula Zemzem’s village is nestled in the mountains of the Amhara region in northern Ethiopia. To access basic services – like transport, electricity, […]

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February 14, 2022
Hamlin Impact Report: July-December 2021

In the six months from July to December 2021, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia have changed the lives of more than 1,100 women. This is thanks to the Hamlin team's clinical skills and steady support from donors.

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December 21, 2021
Hamlin's Rehabilitation and Reintegration Program in 2021

“They are all precious to me. For every patient that comes to us we try to give them all the love, care and expertise that we have to help them to get better and back to a normal life." - Dr Catherine Hamlin Rehabilitation and reintegration in the 2021 program year The team at Hamlin’s […]

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December 21, 2021
Hamlin's Prevention Program in 2021

"Midwifery, I believe, is the answer - to put a well-trained midwife in every village would soon eradicate obstetric fistula." - Dr Catherine Hamlin Fistula prevention in FY21 Hamlin Midwives play an essential role in preventing obstetric fistula injuries and saving the lives of hundreds of mothers and babies every year. Based in more than […]

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